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Old 11-17-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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GUWAHATI, India (AFP) - Troupes of monkeys are out of control in India's northeast, stealing mobile phones and breaking into homes to steal soft drinks from refrigerators, lawmakers in the region have complained.

"Monkeys are wreaking havoc in my constituency by taking away mobile phones, toothpastes, sipping coke after opening the refrigerators," Hiren Das told Assam state's assembly.

He said the primates were "even slapping women who try to chase them".

"It is a cause of serious concern in my area, with more than 1,000 such simians turning aggressive by the day," fumed Goneswar Das, another legislator representing Raha in eastern Assam.

Assam's wildlife minister, Rockybul Hussain, said the state government has formed a panel to study the problem.

Because of shrinking forest cover, monkeys have increasingly moved into cities elsewhere in India as well.

Last week, around two dozen people were hurt after monkeys rampaged through a New Delhi neighbourhood.

Last month, the deputy mayor of Delhi died when he fell from his balcony after being attacked by monkeys.

Efforts to drive out the animals is complicated by the fact that devout Hindus view them as an incarnation of Hanuman, the monkey god who symbolises strength.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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It's nothing a shotgun can't fix... sheesh.
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doesn't cinncinnati have a similar problem ?
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Sue them! That will learn 'em!
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I had a buddy that grew up in India and Bangladesh. He said monkeys were the nastiest things.
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I had a buddy that grew up in India and Bangladesh. He said monkeys were the nastiest things.
ummmm , i'd say anything that flings crap at ya , could be considerd nasty. good call by your buddy...
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thats funny. they have the same problem with monkeys as we have with patfans. although im sure patfans aren interested in stealing toothpaste.
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thats funny. they have the same problem with monkeys as we have with patfans. although im sure patfans aren interested in stealing toothpaste.
Flinging poopie though... well.............
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ummmm , i'd say anything that flings crap at ya , could be considerd nasty. good call by your buddy...
LMAO, we went to the pittsburgh zoo with some friends & watched these little guys. They weren't throwing it but this little guy was stuffing his face like he he was crapping twinkies! There were probably 25 people (with their kids) pushing them along mighty fast! Thought I was at Foxboro!
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